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Morrison keeps perfect record
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America’s pastime may still be baseball, but eight mens softball teams decided to celebrate July 4 by ringing in the holiday with Church League games Tuesday night.
The offensive fireworks were on full display at Warren County Fairgrounds as teams didn’t seem to have any trouble putting runs on the board.
Morrison led the charge, continuing an undefeated season by beating the Believers 28-13 in Mens B league action.
Other winners included Centertown coasting by Hebron 13-4, Locust Street winning 18-11 over Pioneer and Central beating Madison Street 22-16.
Ryan Williams helped Morrison maintain its unbeaten 2012 season with two home runs against the Believers Tuesday.
Williams hit a three-run shot in the first inning, then following with a two-run blast over the trees in left field behind Field 2 at Warren County Fairgrounds in the second inning.
Despite the efforts of Williams, Morrison still found itself behind 12-7 after two innings thanks to a 10-run first inning by the Believers.
Scott Harrell’s three-run bomb in the bottom of the first gave the Believers a big boost, but Morrison came back with a vengeance in the top of the fourth.
Aaron Roberts hit a three-run home run and two-run double in the fourth inning as Morrison scored 12 runs.
By the time Shawn Woodlee hit a double, his second hit of the fourth inning, Morrison led 22-13.
Morrison put the game away with six more runs in the top of the sixth, most coming on a two-run, two-out single by Roberts.
Roberts finished with five hits and eight RBIs. Williams added four hits and seven RBIs.
Chris Scruggs chipped in a two-run home run for the Believers.
In Centertown’s victory, Josh Winfree became the leader in the Church League softball home-run race.
Winfree hit his fifth home run this season, a three-run shot in the fifth that guided Centertown to a nine-run win in Mens A action.
Marty Powers led Centertown with four hits. Winfree, Daniel Wilson, Jordan Powers and Josh Gillespie had three hits apiece.
Michael Thrower, Chris Pepper, Mikey Jones, Justin Rhea and Mica Gentry had two hits each to lead Hebron.
Tyler Bell’s 5-for-5 performance and three-run, inside-the-park home run guided Locust Street to a seven-run victory over Pioneer.
Barry Haston and Cameron Moore added four hits apiece for Locust Street while Lonnie Watson had two inside-the-park home runs in the loss for Pioneer.
Five hits from Jeff Chisam and Joey Haston helped Central defeat Madison Street 22-16. One of Chisam’s five hits was a three-run home run, his fourth long ball this season. Matt George added four hits.
Bubba Lee, Aubrey Green and Bryan Bouldin had three hits each for Madison Street.
Thursday’s Church League games were postponed due to rain. The games will be made up tomorrow night at Warren County Fairgrounds. The game times will be the same as action is set to start at 6:30 p.m.